The EITI Board approved the country's application at its meeting in Sydney on 22 May 2013.
First Report complemented by rich online resources.
The DRC, Ghana, Mongolia and the Philippines receive awards.
National Coordinator Ordenes on formulating "what we want with EITI in the Philippines".
Cielo Magno says EITI has started a healthy dialogue with civil society about mining in the country.
Philippines seeks to use the EITI to drive reforms.
The International Secretariat will conduct a two-day training for the PH-EITI multi-stakholder group on the issues of Validation and beneficial ownerhip.
The International Secretariat is visiting the country to carry out the first stage (Initial data collection and stakeholder consultation) of Validation. To find out more about The Philippines (includes information on the country manager), visit the country page
Sam Bartlett from the Secretariat welcomes stockholder input in preparation to the country visits.
Despite lower revenues the second PH-EITI Report blazes new trails in monitoring and reform of mining revenues.
Revenues from the mining sector in the Philippines are low, but are significant for local communities. Its first EITI report disclosed locally relevant information such as procedures for free and prior informed consent by mine-affected communities and provisions for environmental rehabilitation funds. Now its second EITI Report provides unprecedented oversight of mining companies’ socia
EITI Report responds to pressing mining issues in the Philippines
With reforms underway, the recent publication of the 2014 Philippine EITI Report contains important findings on the mining sector’s contribution to the economy both at the national and local levels. It complements and informs other reviews of the sector.